Mo. Driver Awarded Damages in Excess of Offer

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Driver involved in three-car collision, awarded damages for medical bills, injuries | The S.E. Farris Law Firm

A jury recently awarded a Mo. woman damages in the amount of $20,000 for injuries she received in a three-car collision. The accident occurred in February of 2011 on the Chesterfield Parkway in St. Louis County. According to court documents, the injured driver, Emily Hooper, suffered permanent neck and spine injuries after another driver, Marcia Geisler, struck the rear of an unnamed driver's vehicle, which then hit the rear of Hooper’s car.

As a result of the accident, Hooper received back, neck, and spine injuries, and incurred medical bills in excess of $10,000, according to court documents. In pre-trial negotiations, Hooper was offered a settlement of $2,443 by defendant Geisler’s insurance company.

“Emily suffered serious injuries that will stick with her the rest of her life,” said Hooper’s attorney, Spencer E. Farris. “I go to the mat when my clients need it and the amount offered didn’t even scratch the surface of what she deserved. I’m thankful that the jury recognized that Emily’s suffering isn’t over yet. This was a big case to Emily, and I am honored to have seen it through for her,” said Farris.

A St. Louis County jury delivered the $20,000 verdict in favor of Hooper on Dec. 3, 2013 in Judge David Lee Vincent, III’s courtroom. For more information, please refer to case number 12SL-CC01911 filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County (court of record).

Founded by Spencer E. Farris in 2001, The S.E. Farris Law Firm represents injury victims and their families in Missouri and Illinois. The firm is experienced in successfully resolving cases for injury victims involving defective products, auto injuries, work-related injuries, wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, discrimination, insurance claims, and more.

Spencer E. Farris is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer since 2005, and has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri by The National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates. Farris serves on the board of governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and is also a member of The Justice Roundtable, The American Association for Justice, and numerous other organizations.

With the most recent successes of the firm, Farris has opened a new location in Sullivan, Mo. where meetings with attorneys are by appointment only. The firm’s main office is in St. Louis, Mo.

For more information about Spencer E. Farris, Attorney, or The S.E. Farris Law Firm, visit or call 314.252.9937.


About The S.E. Farris Law Firm:
Located in St. Louis, Mo., The S.E. Farris Law Firm focuses on the needs of injury victims so clients benefit from: our decades of experience with the complexities of personal injury law, our expertise and solid track record preparing for, and presenting, in court, and our knowledge of the legal procedures and technicalities necessary to win cases. For more information, visit or call 314.252.9937.

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